Country: Senegal

Number of People Groups

56

People Groups Unreached

28

Total Population

14,636,000

Unreached Population

11,879,000

% Christian Adherent

5.5%

% Evangelical

0.2 %

Largest Religion

Islam (90.1%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Arab, Lebanese 68,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 31.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Saharan 31,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Syrian 14,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.0 % 0.1 %
 Badyara, Badyaranke 2,400 Badyara Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
Bainouk-Samik 2,500 Bainouk-Samik E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 1.0 %
 Balanta, Ganja 107,000 Balanta-Ganja E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.6 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 78,000 Bamanankan Islam 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Bandial 15,000 Bandial Islam 6.0 % 1.0 %
 Banyun, Banyuk 8,000 Bainouk-Gunyaamolo E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 0.3 %
 Bassari 17,000 Oniyan E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 0.3 %
 Bedik, Budik 4,800 Menik E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Cape Verdean 38,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.0 % 6.6 %
Crioulo, Upper Guinea 132,000 Crioulo, Upper Guinea Christianity 75.0 % 4.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 6.0 % 0.0 %
Duaish, Zenaga 2,700 Zenaga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 French 52,000 French Christianity 62.0 % 1.0 %
 Fula Jalon 193,000 Pular Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Fulakunda 1,866,000 Pulaar Islam 0.8 % 0.0 %
 Fulbe Jeeri, Fula Toro 701,000 Pulaar Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Fulup, Jola-Bayote 21,000 Bayot Christianity 80.0 % 1.0 %
 Fulup, Jola-Felupe 2,800 Jola-Felupe Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
 Jahanka 53,000 Jahanka Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jola, Falor, Palor 13,000 Palor Islam 6.0 % 1.0 %
 Jola-Bliss 57,000 Jola-Kasa Islam 7.0 % 0.3 %
 Jola-Fonyi 375,000 Jola-Fonyi Islam 22.0 % 0.0 %
Jola-Gusilay 20,000 Gusilay Islam 5.0 % 1.0 %
Jola-Her 17,000 Kerak Islam 4.0 % 0.0 %
Jola-Hulon 1,800 Bandial Islam 3.0 % 0.2 %
 Jola-Karon 11,000 Karon E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.0 %
 Jola-Kwatay 8,000 Kuwaataay Islam 3.0 % 0.6 %
Jola-Lala, Lehar 15,000 Laalaa Islam 10.0 % 1.5 %
 Jola-Mlomp 7,000 Mlomp Islam 3.0 % 0.0 %
Kasanga 600 Kasanga E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 1.5 %
 Khasonke 12,000 Xaasongaxango Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Kobiana 400 Kobiana E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 1.0 %
 Krio, Creole 6,800 Krio Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
 Mandingo, Mandinka 862,000 Mandinka Islam 0.7 % 0.1 %
 Mandyak, Manjaco 135,000 Mandjak E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.1 %
 Maninka, Eastern 41,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
 Maninka, Western 544,000 Maninkakan, Western Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Mankanya, Mankanha 38,000 Mankanya E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 0.4 %
 Moor 149,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mossi, Moore 41,000 Moore E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.0 %
 Ndut 49,000 Ndut Islam 30.0 % 0.8 %
Papel 7,000 Papel E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 3.5 %
 Serer-Non 41,000 Noon Islam 18.0 % 0.3 %
 Serer-Safen, Safi 227,000 Saafi-Saafi Islam 20.0 % 0.0 %
 Serer-Sine 1,346,000 Serer-Sine Islam 22.0 % 0.5 %
 Soninke, Serahuli 314,000 Soninke Islam 2.0 % 0.1 %
 Susu, Soso 41,000 Susu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tukulor, Pulaar 1,090,000 Pulaar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 100 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Wamei, Konyagi 23,000 Wamey E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 1.2 %
 Wolof 5,517,000 Wolof Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Wolof, Lebou 200,000 Wolof Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Yalunka, Dialonke 13,000 Yalunka Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
  Totals:  56 14,632,000 28     5.5 % 0.2 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
5.5%
0.2%
Ethnic Religions
4.0%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
90.1%
Non-Religious
0.2%
Other / Small Religions
0.2%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.0%
Independent
5.2%
Protestant
4.7%
Roman Catholic
89.4%
Orthodox
0.7%
Other Christian
0.0%

Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.


Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Senegal. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Senegal
  • Christian ministry in Senegal
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Senegal or West and Central Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In West and Central Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Action International Ministries Medium
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
InterComm Small
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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